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Old 02-08-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default ST Coilovers, manufactured by KW. A quality coilover at entry level pricing





Finally, an entry level coilover set-up thats from an excellent pedigree. These are advertised under the ST(Suspension Techniques) banner but are manufactured by KW. No more leaking, clunking, underdamped, who knows where their made garbage.









Pricing $1200set

Fitment for GD WRX, Impreza, wagon (5x100 cars)



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Old 02-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Sorry if this sounds dumb, but do they come with top hats? After market top hats needed?
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:32 PM   #4
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Sorry if this sounds dumb, but do they come with top hats? After market top hats needed?
Use factory tophats or add front camberplates if need be.
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Questions answered:

What's the difference between KW coilovers and ST Coilovers? Four simple differences:

Construction


ST Speedtech Coilovers are constructed of high grade steel, and heavy galvanized for great rust protection.

KW Coilovers are made from INOX stainless steel, which is 100% rust free.


Damper Options

ST Speedtech Coilovers offer only a non-dampening adjustable solution along with the height adjustability, just like the KW V1’s.

KW Coilover systems are available in three different dampening options:
V1 Coilovers - Height Adjustable with Preset Dampening
V2 Coilovers - Height Adjustable with Adjustable Rebound Dampening
V3 Coilovers - Height Adjustable with Adjustable Rebound & Compression Dampening

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ST Speedtech Coilovers offer a 5 year Limited Warranty to the original purchaser.

KW Coilover systems offer a full Limited Lifetime Warrantee to the original purchaser
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ST Coilovers are back in stock.

On sale $1200


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so what's the ride like with these ST coilovers? is this a good daily driver solution? Are they likely to get wife approval for comfort?
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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so what's the ride like with these ST coilovers? is this a good daily driver solution? Are they likely to get wife approval for comfort?
Ill chime in as I've been running them since the spring.

Basically, they've got the same valving and springs as KW V1's without the stainless steel body, so the ride is identical to KW V1's.

They're way above any of the other budget brands I've ridden in terms of comfort for a daily driver. They have the ability to go fairly low as well if that's your thing.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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You're in Calgary, what's it like going down a gravel road that's got some typical 'pot holes' in it at low speed? (... think someones driveway on a farm or something) feel like you're in a car with no damping? or does it dampen the bumps well?
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You're in Calgary, what's it like going down a gravel road that's got some typical 'pot holes' in it at low speed? (... think someones driveway on a farm or something) feel like you're in a car with no damping? or does it dampen the bumps well?
Have you ever found a set of coilovers that would be comfortable doing that?

My back alley is gravel and they deal with it relatively well but I haven't tried anything too crazy on this suspension (too low for subaru).

I can tell you that Calgary's roads are worse than Vancouver's (lived there for 6 years) and that they soak up 90% of the bumps here quite well.
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Never owned coilovers.

Thanks for your input though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #12
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You're in Calgary, what's it like going down a gravel road that's got some typical 'pot holes' in it at low speed? (... think someones driveway on a farm or something) feel like you're in a car with no damping? or does it dampen the bumps well?
The springrate and rebound damping on this system is quite forgiving. I ran 500lbs springs in my '08 STI and they passed the wife test. Do not compare the ride control of the ST coilovers to any $1200 Japanese or Taiwanese built coilovers. These systems run very high springrates and the rebound damping is not matched causing a choppy ride.

From KW:

Sporty Handling with factory pre-set damping


The ideal system for customers wishing to rely on the experience of our engineers to set the damper setting, yet determine their own degree of lowering. In extensive driving tests our engineers have set the dampers for the best balance between sporty driving, comfort and safety. The user is then free to decide the best height setting for their use and preference.
  • Optimally pre-set
  • Sporty harmonious damping technology
  • Individually height-adjustable
  • Lowering range approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
  • Fully finished complete solutions
  • High-quality component parts for long durability
Comprehensive documentation for easy use

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my worry is that going with Koni inserts (and EPIC springs i've already got) that the wife approval factor will be low.

I'm wondering if i should unload the springs, and go for something like this.
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hearing you say your wife was ok with 500lb springs, makes me think either she's really tollerant, or you had some really well matched struts. I'm thinking that's what a set like these coilovers offers, proper spring/strut engineering.
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my worry is that going with Koni inserts (and EPIC springs i've already got) that the wife approval factor will be low.

I'm wondering if i should unload the springs, and go for something like this.
Koni you can control rebound damping which means you can dial back the harshness a bit and save a couple bux.

Both options are awesome.

koni Sport shocks-$750set
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Since your car is an '03 you will need to upgrade your rear tophats('04+) to fit the ST coilovers. If you Epic springs are for '04+ you will need to update them.
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hearing you say your wife was ok with 500lb springs, makes me think either she's really tollerant, or you had some really well matched struts. I'm thinking that's what a set like these coilovers offers, proper spring/strut engineering.
exactly, tuned properly
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i've got bnib group n front tops for '04+ and bnib rears (oem 04+). to use either route i take.

I'm leaning towards the ST, as it's basically plug and play. I need to pay for the install either way, less work with ST's for sure.
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Had rce yellows and sti struts prior and they felt underdamped like if spring rates on yellows were too high for the struts. Ride was harsher and bouncier. Recently installed the ST and its been much smoother of a ride. Even the wife approves of them over the RCE setup.

Cant complain about them, they are more DD friendly and perform better!
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thanks Jshen
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